October 22, 2014
Q: I just invested in a nice natural-bristle brush to use with oil-based polyurethane. What’s the best way to maintain it so I get a lot of life out of…
May 16, 2014
From storing brushes between coats to applying just the right amount of wax, these tips will make things easier.
March 27, 2014
Over time I knew something was going wrong with my old chopsaw. First the automatic blade brake stopped working, then the motor wouldn't turn on sometimes, and then it quit…
September 6, 2013
Shellac is the wonder finish. Dries quick, sands beautifully, looks even better, comes in a variety of tones, and works as a sealer under anything else, too.
July 20, 2010
Learn how to select the right brush for a variety of furniture finishes
May 1, 2009
Q: I'd like to start using shellac to finish the furniture I build. What type of brush is best and how should I care for it? Graham Parker, Portland, OR…
September 1, 2006
Foam brushes work best with varnishes, both oil and water based
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